Top Ten All Time
 
1
Deer Antler Velvet: Does It Work?
 
2
Bane Workout: Get Big Like Bane [The Dark Knight Rises]

 
3
Man of Steel Workout: Henry Cavill
 
4
Stephen Amell: Look the Part With The Arrow Workout

 
5
Tom Hardy’s Official Warrior Workout [Tommy Conlon]
 
6
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson’s Diet: The Mountain [Game of Thrones]

 
7
Bane Workout: Traps [The Dark Knight Rises]
 
8
Stephen Amell Workout and Diet

 
9
Bane Workout: Shoulders [The Dark Knight Rises]
 
10
Rumors and Facts: Tom Hardy’s Bane Workout [The Dark Knight Rises]

How to Get Bigger Shoulders
Previous
RANDOM
Can Booze Help You Lose Weight?
Next

This Alzheimer’s Drug Might Also Keep People Young

by Kate Ferguson on November 18, 2015
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

AV15-33 World Bank https://www.flickr.com/photos/worldbank/1196394448/in/photolist-2PHQou-7XacBd-7sg7KY-oT7QW5-qvs51C-orPMF1-9866ZQ-dfAbzn-h6ZKGR-o1i2yr-oaaZKo-7j1d69-6xzvE5-e8VNWM-5Wr5gP-2MUG63-5KCw3N-9834p4-sHghUE-nSQAqR-yNHHq-9W1TVM-6mymTR-6kQ5Gv-aB1BwX-cHSdoo-6bjNnM-cVmVeU-7UpWJQ-61122h-eddGG3-9ia4vV-o4Rjnd-6Ljf89-5bSFmb-siSApG-oamFNL-cvUW9h-5M3xBP-6tARnb-8v965i-8FXtJW-9haV7N-5TEXct-8Gfay3-bstX1u-eXifHF-hC99BL-4unt5o-7yU2xr

A new drug that’s been studied for its effects on preventing Alzheimer’s disease might also have some other fountain of youth qualities as well. The drug is called J147 and is showing a lot of promise in a variety of ways.

According to the study author Antonio Currais:

“Initially, the impetus was to test this drug in a novel animal model that was more similar to 99 percent of Alzheimer’s cases. We did not predict we’d see this sort of anti-aging effect, but J147 made old mice look like they were young, based upon a number of physiological parameters.”

In the most recent study that it’s undergone, the researchers were testing its effects on age related memory decline in rats that is similar to the kind that humans go through. They studied three different groups of mice to test this.  One group was a normal young healthy group, one was an old group, and one was a group of old mice that had been given the J147 as they were aging.

The researchers could gather data on how the mice were aging with indicators like blood and brain metabolism, and the gene expression changes that took place in their brains.

The mice who were treated with the J147 came out way better than the mice who were not. They had better performances on their memory and cognition tests, they strengthened their blood vessels, they just straight up looked younger, they had reduced inflammation in the brain, and faster metabolisms. All of those are things that are usually exhibited in younger mice, so it seemed as though the treated mice were simply being kept younger and healthier by the drug.

Aging in general usually shows some leakage in the blood vessels in the brain, and people who suffer from Alzheimer’s generally show a lot more of it. So the fact that the mice taking the J147 drug showed a marked distinction with less blood vessel leakage, is a huge plus.

So far the drug has only been tested on the mice, but the researchers are confident that it might work on humans as well, so it will be going to human trials soon. Alzheimer’s currently affects more than five million people in the U.S. alone, so having a legitimate way of treating it would be major to improving the health and longevity of many.

The study author David Schubert says:

“If proven safe and effective for Alzheimer’s, the apparent anti-aging effect of J147 would be a welcome benefit.”

So far what we know about preventing Alzheimer’s outside of the drug world, has to do a lot with lifestyle, eating habits, and exercise habits. Getting fresh fruits and vegetables, plenty of antioxidants, and omega 3 fatty acids have shown some promise. Keeping the blood pressure in check is also an important aspect of keeping the brain healthy, as is keeping your brain sharp by keeping it engaged, and surrounding yourself with strong networks of friends throughout life.

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

What's your reaction?
Give Me More
0%
Confused
0%
I Expected Better
0%
That Was Useful
100%
2 Comments
Leave a response

Leave a Response

 
READ MORE
Get Fit

Hacked By MuhmadEmad


 
READ MORE

Hacked by White HAt Hacker

 
READ MORE

Study Says Running Barefoot Could Make You Smarter

 
READ MORE

How to Make Tuna Quinoa Patties


 
READ MORE

The FDA to Redefine What ‘Healthy’ Means

 
READ MORE

How Big is Your Salmonella Risk Really?

 
READ MORE

How Exercise Makes Your Bones Stronger


 
READ MORE

Most Common Pushup Mistakes


 
READ MORE

Research Suggests Trick For Ordering Healthier Food

 
READ MORE

Research Pinpointed the Perfect Amount to Lift Each Week

 
READ MORE

Should You Be Eating More Vegetables?


 
READ MORE

How Quickly Do You Really Get Out of Shape?

 
READ MORE

Study Says Coffee and Wine are Good For the Gut

 
READ MORE

Why You Should Roast Your Cauliflower


 
READ MORE
Food & Drink

Foods that Are High in Phosphorus


 
READ MORE

The Best Snacks to Eat at Night

 
READ MORE

Motivational Quotes From Famous Athletes

 
READ MORE

Low Carb Breakfasts that are Still Filling


 
READ MORE

What Exactly is “Leaky Gut” Syndrome?

 
READ MORE

How to Get the Most Out of a Recovery Day

 
READ MORE

Health Quotes that Will Inspire Your Week


Load More
End of the line!
Test